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Month: October 2012

Re: [trinity-users] Trinity's release model

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:23:22 -0500
> After upgrading to and getting a bunch of new bugs introduced I
> started thinking it might
> be a good idea to release new packages continously as changes are made to
> the code, instead of
> doing a big release once every few months. I realize there are some major
> changes going on in the
> code and they cannot be released partially. Still I think that thanks to
> git's branching and
> merging capabilities it should be possible to merge some smaller changes
> and bugfixes into master
> and release them as update. Woludn't that be an easier way to track new
> bugs introduced to the
> code? Instead of getting a whole load of bug reports after a major
> release, bugs would be
> reported as they appear and would be easier to track down to conrete
> packages and changes made in
> the code.
> Janek

To a certain extent this is what our SRUs are attempting to do.  I do
realize that our earlier model of releasing a new version every 1-1.5
years is a bit unrealistic for most users, and hope that Slavek and
similarly minded developers continue to cherry pick commits from GIT HEAD
to produce additional SRUs in the future.

Regarding continually releasing packages, development is usually riddled
with ABI/API breakage (as is quite normal for a project of this size!),
and we simply don't have the funding to constantly rebuild and re-upload
the entire TDE system.